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Planning News – 14 August 2019

by on August 15, 2019

Guidance issued for measuring land
Draft guidance for the measurement of land, which would become global best practice for the consistent calculation of land measurement and associated metrics, has been published for consultation.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Inspectors recommend West of England plan be withdrawn
The Planning Inspectorate has rejected the West of England Joint Spatial Plan (JSP), with inspectors citing concerns with the proposed Strategic Development Locations (SDLs) as one of the reasons.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

MHCLG appoints consultant to develop design guide
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has appointed Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design and the Design Council to develop a visual design guide.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Government urged to support onshore wind
In a letter to new energy minister Kwasi Kwarteng, onshore wind supporters have called on him to back the development of new onshore wind farms to help the UK achieve its net zero emissions target for the lowest cost.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Application for sleeper facility submitted for Bescot
Network Rail has submitted a planning application for a railway sleeper production facility in Bescot.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • Shortlist announced for RTPI research awards
  • Neighbourhood plan adopted in Northamptonshire
  • Consultation begins on new West Sussex community
  • Leeds consults on tall building guidance
  • Application for neighbourhood area submitted in Shropshire
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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